Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

ASEAN Forestry Working Group Regional Workshop on Social Forestry and Nationally Determined Contributions

October 21, 2016

Operationalizing the Paris Agreement, towards Developing ASEAN Guidelines to Strengthen Social Forestry Integration in NDCs planning in ASEAN

The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

The two-day regional workshop was used to present the regional and national contexts and frameworks of social forestry (SF) and climate change (CC) and how SF can contribute to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Experiences from participating countries were shared to further the elaboration of the link between SF and CC in the NDCs. Specifically, the regional workshop aimed to

1. To increase awareness of initiatives and strategies on Social Forestry and Climate Change in ASEAN, in the context of the Paris Agreement;
2. To distil good practices, approaches and strategies in social forestry that can strengthen implementation of NDCs and REDD+;
3. To identify synergies and complementation between social forestry and NDC implementation and REDD+;
4. To explore potential planning and facilitation tools and institutional